I tried a background technique that I learned from one of the ladies
at StampNation - thank you Malene or your great tutorial!
Here are the steps:
- cover a piece of cardstock with some tinfoil
- place the tinfoil piece inside an embossing folder and run it through your big shot (it looks great at this point and could easily be used now)
- drag your versamark ink pad across the top - I tried to not cover the whole piece with ink.
- cover with embossing powder and heat set
- repeat the last two steps with different colored embossing powders until you get the look you're going for
I used 3 different colors of embossing powder -
copper, black and early espresso.
I don't remember where I got the stamp from - I've removed it from the block and have an awful memory - if you know, could you please leave me a comment.
I performed some stamp surgery on one of the sentiments from
Noteworthy 2 by STAMPlorations. I remember when cutting apart a stamp to use in separate pieces would put me into a sweat - now I don't give it a second thought. I highly recommend it!
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from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: soft suede, basic black, whisper white
stamp set: dirt bike rider (?), sentiment - Noteworthy 2 (STAMPlorations)
ink: midnight (CP Designs), soft suede, soft sky, versamark
embossing folder: Hexagons Dynamic, stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)
embossing powders: vopper, black, early espresso
tinfoil (from my kitchen)
pencil crayons (prismacolor)
foam sheet (Michaels)